Today a few friends and I are having some fun with a cool product called the Kreate-a-lope®. It’s an envelope template that does not require scissors, tracing, or measuring of any kind and it was created by Nick Romer.
Nick is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to relaunch the Kreate-a-lope® and raise funds and awareness for this must-see tool. If you want to support the campaign, you can see a short video and learn more here: http://www.greensneakers.com/kick2 or you can visit his site, GreenSneakers.com.
I got some really great templates from Nick, and I will be using more of the different styles in coming posts, but today wanted to highlight some great sizes for us card makers!
I am smitten with Instagram photos, and use my Printicular app straight through my phone and get them printed out at Walgreens. I also LOVE picture cards, so I thought it would be cool to showcase a card I made using the Kreate-a-Lope 4×4 template. Now, you actually want to SEE the picture you are giving as a gift, and you want the recipient to be able to use the photo, so I didn’t adhere the back flap on the envelope I made, so it would be easy to flip up and take out. I also used something pretty cool to make this envelope with. A cellophane bag. Yup. Like those bags you get sometimes with your favorite papercrafting goodies in it? I save them. Yes I do. Actually my Kreate-a-Lope templates came in a bag just like this! So why not use them?
I love this because you can see the picture, and it protects it. Embellish it if you want by using some patterned paper and punches! You can make envelopes out of anything you want! I used my clear stamp set “Spoon Me” available at Gina K Designs to outfit the rest of this card.
Next, I made an envelope for this 5×5 card to go into using, you guessed it, the 5×5 Kreate-a-Lope template.
This was again, really fast to make. You literally just need to rip the paper around the template and fold. SO easy. This time I added a strip of punched patterned paper, the camera from “Spoon Me”, and a sentiment from my “Beautiful Banners” stamp set.
I love how this birthday pairing turned out!
Go and see what the other girls have created!
Becky Oehlers <——You Are Here